What Is Carrot Black Root Rot: Learn About Black Root Rot Of Carrots

By January 14, 2018Articles

What Is Carrot Black Root Rot: Learn About Black Root Rot Of Carrots

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Black root rot of carrots is a nasty fungal disease that plagues gardeners around the world. Once established, carrot black root rot is difficult to eradicate and chemicals are of little use. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage and slow the spread of disease. Read on to learn more about black root rot in carrots. Signs of Black Root Rot of Carrots Carrots with black root rot typically display a black or brown, decayed ring at the top of the carrot, at the point where the leaves are attached. The disease results in wilting, stunted growth and carrots that break off in the soil when pulled. Carrot black root rot can affect carrots at any stage of growth. It can show up on seedlings, and may appear during storage, evidenced by decay and black lesions that

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